What causes hair loss?

Hair grows everywhere on your body apart from your lips, palms of your hands and soles of your feet. Your scalp is the most prolific area for hair growth and typically contains about 100,000 hair follicles.

Each hair follicle is independent and is in a constant cycle of growth, rest, and renewal. This is why it is normal to lose up to 100 hairs per day.

There are many causes of hair loss in both men and women, but the most common cause by far is androgenetic alopecia a.k.a. male or female pattern hair loss.

If you are thinking of treating your hair loss it is important to remember the key to effective treatment is in the diagnosis.

An experienced physician will always perform a through history and examination before discussing your treatment options. These can be split in to surgical and non-surgical.